Fatherhood Friday 13: A Week of Random Occurances.

At last! The colds seem to be going away! Yay!

On the down side it seems to be getting quite a lot colder… yay winter… not.

Me and Emily are heading down south this weekend to go and see the grandparents who are currently living on Coronet Peak ski area. This will be Emily’s first real experience of snow and should prove to be a weekend of highs and hanging out with the whanau.

Amanda and Samantha get to stay at home and have some alone time.

Anyway on to the random occurences:

Being yelled at by a road work stop/go person (you know the ones who have the signs to make traffic stop or go) for not going even though their sign was on stop.

Being asked how old my “son” was even though she was dressed entirely in pink (and I mean pretty much all over pink).

A random log of wood rolling down a hill just as I was driving past and slamming into the side of the car (luckily it just hit the wheel so no damage done).

Customers at work trying to return Passport photos because they didn’t realise how easy it was to do themselves (because they were both “photographers”).

Sorry that kinda almost turned into a rant and kinda didn’t really have much to do with kids (except the pink one) but im done now… Honest.

Emily:

Emily has been steadily getting better after antibiotics and is so excited about going on a plane and going skiing that she is having trouble focusing on anything for very long. At her crèche they played the kids a cartoon version of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” which has led to a few nights of very unsettled sleep (admittedly they did send an email home saying that they were going to) and is it just me or does that seem a little too scary for 4 year olds?

Emily in the not yet completed “Bike Track” mud puddle.

Samantha:

Has worked out that I have been using a decoy book in order to stop her taking out my bookmark and has resumed hunting it down and me spending 5-10 minutes a day trying to find out where I am up to.

She is continuing to pick up words on almost a daily basis although her favourite still seems to be “hot hot hot”.

She is also showing a tenacity unparalleled in human existence which means that she will continually go back to something (TV, wall plugs, food on the floor, anything that is Emily’s) over and over and over again, even if you put her into a different room and tell her “No”.

Her favourite place at the moment seems to be under the table, mostly because its hard for me to get under. She sits there and laughs at me as I try to coax her out without me having to go under myself. It usually ends by her banging her head on a chair, crying and coming out in order to be cuddled.

Sam in her All-in-One ski suit…Oh and Amanda’s in there too.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8mm Lens, Ilford HP5 400 ISO film.

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